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As unsightly and frustrating as a weed-covered lawn may be, the real threat to a residential or commercial business does not lie in the warmth of the sun, but lurks in the foundations of buildings and conducts its business in solitude to the worst.
These threats come in the form of pests such as termites, small rodents, and household insects. Termites alone are responsible for property damage of more than $ 1 to 2 billion a year in the United States. The job of preventing these unwanted visitors rests with Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, which is locally owned and based in Pelham, Alabama.
The company prides itself on protecting both residential and commercial buildings. With over 30 employees bringing together nearly 300 years of pest control experience, it’s no wonder Vulcan is one of the top pest control companies in the state.
“We are experienced and care for our customers in ways that some people don’t,” said Fred Smith, general manager of Vulcan Termite and Pest Control. “We believe in building a relationship with these customers. In addition to providing termite control, we also provide pest control services, mosquito services, and wildlife exclusion services. “
Founded in 1965, Vulcan operates in five counties around the Birmingham metropolitan area and has spent a lot of time in the Trussville area as new homes are built in the fast-growing city.
“With lots of new construction and lots of new neighborhoods being developed, people are forgetting about termite control,” Smith said. “People really have to keep that up. At this time of year, when people are working on their taxes, they also need to look at their termite contract. See what it says and study it. If you have any questions, give us a call and we will be happy to help. “
Uncontrolled termite infestation can destroy a residence or a commercial building. Termites can damage support beams, roof girders, ceiling joists, wall posts, posts, and foundations if they are not detected. In addition, termites thrive in warmer weather and as such are most widespread in the south, southeast, west, and southwest. Alabama lives in the five states with the lowest risk of termite damage.
Maintenance and constant monitoring are therefore required.
Knowledge, Smith said, is the best deterrent in pest and termite control, which is why Vulcan is doing its best to educate its customers about termite control and the need to properly maintain their business or home. As a bonus, Vulcan is extending repair contracts that few other pest control companies offer. According to Smith, repair contracts provide customers with a guarantee of a repair in the event that termites bypass the defense.
“We’re taking the extra step and getting about 90% of our contracts repaired,” said Smith.
In addition to exterminating termites, Vulcan excludes many small animals, including raccoons, possums, squirrels, and bats. Vulcan will safely remove the animal and continue to inspect the house to secure possible entrances. As soon as an animal has been excluded from a house, Vulcan offers a guarantee of at least two years on the work carried out.
For additional insight, Vulcan has a board certified entomologist who updates the company’s training and keeps up with the best termite and pest control strategies.
“We’re working to be the best value for money,” said Smith.
Vulcan is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It can be reached at vulcantermite.com, via a contact form on the website, or by calling the office at (205) 663-4200.
For more detailed information on pests and termite issues, visit the Vulcan website and the company’s pest blog, which covers topics such as education and prevention, and seasonal pests.